Full Agent Profile: Jessica Alvarez



NAME

Jessica Alvarez

AGENCY
BookEnds Literary
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL

  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.bookendsliterary.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Christian | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Gay & Lesbian | Military/Espionage | Offbeat/Quirky | Erotica
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Medical | Science | Parenting | How-To | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Dating/Relationships | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Gay & Lesbian | Military | Photography | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Humor | Journalism | Home/Design | Gift Books

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Jessica Alvarez is looking for a wide range of prescriptive and narrative nonfiction, but is particularly looking for unique, entertaining voices (think Mary Roach or Sarah Vowell. She’d like to see more memoirs and true crime, and projects related to food and science. In terms of fiction, she wants romance of all heat levels (including inspirational and category romance), women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. She’s open to light and funny reads, as well as darker ones. She’s looking for books that celebrate diversity in all its forms. In no particular order, she’d especially love to see more books featuring Asian characters, adoption issues, the Amish, coroners and morticians, physically and emotionally tortured heroes, and women who kick ass. Please note that Jessica is not looking for paranormals, sci-fi/fantasy, or young adult novels at this time.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Children's, young adult, sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • After ten years as an editor, Senior Literary Agent Jessica Alvarez joined BookEnds in April 2011. She began her publishing career in 2001 as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Books. There, she had the opportunity to acquire and edit a wide array of fiction, specializing in historical romance, romantic suspense, and inspirational romance. Jessica left Harlequin in 2008 to pursue a freelance editing career, and completed projects for Harlequin, Scholastic Books, Thomas Nelson, and independent writers. She uses her editorial background to help writers hone their skills and develop strong, marketable stories. Jessica is actively building her client list and is proud to work with a wonderful group of clients. She is a member of AAR.
    • Jessica is looking for a wide range of nonfiction, but is particularly looking for unique, entertaining voices (think Mary Roach or Sarah Vowell). In terms of fiction, she wants romance of all heat levels (including inspirational and category romance), women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. She’s open to light and funny reads, as well as darker ones. She’s looking for books that celebrate diversity in all its forms. In no particular order, she’d especially love to see more books featuring Asian characters, adoption issues, the Amish, coroners and morticians, physically and emotionally tortured heroes, and women who kick ass. Please note that Jessica is not looking for paranormals, sci-fi/fantasy, or young adult novels at this time.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Christian | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
    Amity Steffen's DELAYED JUSTICE, framed for murder, a woman is on the run when help arrives in the form of her Army Ranger ex...who doesn't know they have a daughter together, to Emily Rodmell at Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (world).

    Fiction | Christian | Romance
    Laurel Blount's A PROMISE FOR ANNA and A WIFE FOR THE RANCHER, in which to help a traumatized child, a blue-collar single dad and a shy bookstore owner are forced to set aside a long-standing rivalry—and find themselves stumbling headlong into an unexpected romance, to Connolly Bottum at Harlequin Love Inspired, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (world)

    Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
    Amy Rose Bennett's HOW TO CATCH A WICKED VISCOUNT, the first in a Regency romance series, to Kristine Swartz at Berkley, in a three-book deal, for publication in fall 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (world)

    Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction
    Minerva Spencer's NOTORIOUS, a Regency-era romance and Book 4 in the Outcasts series, in which one man discovers that a London Season is even more dangerous than being a sultan's heir, to Alicia Condon at Kensington, in a nice deal, for publication in Late 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (World)

    Fiction | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
    Lara Lacombe's sixth book in the 12-book, bible-driven Colton family miniseries, to Carly Silver at Harlequin Romantic Suspense, in a nice deal, for publication in June 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (World)

    Fiction | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
    USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy's first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy, in which a Colorado detective protects a lingerie shop owner from a dangerous stalker, to Lexi Smail at Forever Yours, in a three-book deal, for publication in Summer 2019, by Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds (world

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AgentJessicaA
    Submission Form: https://querymanager.com/query/1007
    Publishers Marketplace: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/jalvarez/
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